After I’ve finished the build I tried to run the first test, but the printer will not communicate with my linux-pc (tried on two machines ( the one with Ubuntu 13.04 - the other with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS)
So I connected it to an Win7 in a Virtual Box of one of may Ubuntu-PC’s and (after installing the FTDI-Driver) all went fine!
So why the hell the printer doesn’t communicate with my native Linux machines ?!?
The FTDI Driver pages states:
So there should be no additional driver installation necessary.
This could be confirmed by
dmesg | grep FTDI [ 72.484431] usb 7-1: Manufacturer: FTDI [ 72.527093] usbserial: USB Serial support registered for FTDI USB Serial Device [ 72.528307] ftdi_sio 7-1:1.0: FTDI USB Serial Device converter detected [ 72.531558] usb 7-1: FTDI USB Serial Device converter now attached to ttyUSB0
Bus 007 Device 002: ID 0403:6001 Future Technology Devices International, Ltd FT232 USB-Serial (UART) IC
And in the repetier-software also there is the device /dev/ttyUSB0 available.
But connecting ends in a simple blink of a LED on the printers mainboard and than … nothing, The software stays in connected mode (no firmware announcement in the log) and the status bar says: “Connected - 5 orders waiting”.
So (again) what’s the hell is going on here, did I miss something basic and/or I’m stupid?
And please !!! don’t tell me “this printer is not developed to work with linux” !!!